New Delhi, June 26: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hit out at detractors for casually using the term undeclared emergency to describe the present NDA government saying they should introspect where they were during the Emergency. Jaitley said that emergency was an era of sycophancy suffering from a dichotomy. A dictatorial regime is often misled by its own propaganda.
In a Facebook post on the anniversary of the Emergency, Jaitley asked, the critics what was their publicly declared stand during those 19-months stating that it has become customary for the critics of any government to casually use an expression undeclared emergency.
He said, those making these exaggerated comments need to introspect on their own roles during the Emergency as most of them were either supporting the Emergency or were absent in any protest against it.